I'm flying into MCO on Virgin Atlantic arriving at 14:25 and have to catch a Frontier Airlines flight at 17:25. Is this enough time to get through immigration, collect the baggage, clear customs and find the Frontier desk? Also how do I get from arrivals to the Frontier desk?

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    What's your risk tolerance? I expect this to be fine most of the time, but when it isn't, you're screwed. I personally wouldn't have less than four hours between flights on separate tickets for a domestic connection, anywhere in the world. With immigration added in I'd want six hours, or more likely wouldn't do separate tickets at all. Commented Aug 30, 2019 at 9:14
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    Personally, I think there is not enough time. US immigration can be very slow (depending on other arrivals). Holidays destinations are the worst. Commented Aug 30, 2019 at 10:09
  • I'm hoping it's enough time. Normally immigration at MCO is reasonably quick because most passenger arrivals are on vacation rather than immigrants. Commented Aug 30, 2019 at 17:02
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    Another issue is that Virgin Atlantic likely arrives in Airside 4, whereas Frontier gates are in Airside 1. Airsides 1 & 3 are connected post-security, as well as 2 & 4. But you would need to leave security on the 2 & 4 side, cross the main terminal, and go through security again on the Airside 1 & 3 side. Make sure you leave time for that.
    – user102008
    Commented Aug 30, 2019 at 18:34
  • What is your citizenship?
    – choster
    Commented Aug 30, 2019 at 19:19


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